About us

Disability@Work is developed by a group of four academic researchers who have a common and long-standing interest in disability and work. We aim to engage with policymakers, practitioners and interest groups who are interested in our research findings and future research agenda. We hope that by presenting accessible summaries of the findings of our analysis which is based on large scale data we will encourage organisations to engage with this evidence and use it to inform policy and practice in the workplace.

We also invite you to contact us to become involved in our current projects and inform our future research agenda.

Disability disadvantage is often measured as ‘gaps’ in labour market outcomes between disabled and non-disabled people. Our research aims to identify the factors which influence these gaps such as the barriers and supports that exist within the workplace.

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People

Victoria Wass

Victoria Wass

Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School

I teach Evidence-based Management at Cardiff Business School and research into measuring and understanding the impact of disability on work. I support lawyers in valuing claims arising out of the impact of disability on employment.

Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones

Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School

My research interest is in the area of labour market inequality and particularly in relation to disability. I have worked with a number of external organisations such as the Low Pay Commission, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the Welsh Government on policy relevant projects.

Kim Hoque

Kim Hoque

Warwick Business School

Warwick Business School

Much of my research focuses on the issue of workplace inequality, and I have published widely on this issue. In collaboration with Nick Bacon, we were commissioned to undertake an assessment of the TUC’s Equality Representative initiative and were commissioned by the TUC to evaluate equal opportunities policy and practice in unionised workplaces within WERS.

Nick Bacon

Nick Bacon

Cass Business School

Cass Business School

My research has explored the impact of organisational practices such as work arrangements and equality practices on the employment of disabled people. I have also assessed trade union support for disabled employees and evaluated the effectiveness of Two Ticks.